herbicide herbicide  /ˈhɜr bɪ ˌsaɪd/


  • (n) a chemical agent that destroys plants or inhibits their growth



  1. And cotton and potatoes with herbicide-producing genes that could eliminate the need for toxic sprays.
  2. The herbicide can also cause lung hemorrhaging and vomiting.
  3. A study refutes claims from veterans exposed to the herbicide.


  1. Vermont lake to be treated for invasive plant

    Lake St. Catherine in the Rutland County town of Poultney, Vt., will be treated with a chemical to control Eurasian milfoil, an invasive plant.      The herbicide is expected to be applied on Monday to dense beds around the lakeshore.      The public is advised not to swim, boat or fish in the lake, or Lily Pond, Little Lake and the outlet stream to North Road until Wednesday, the third day ...
    on June 17, 2013     Source: WPTZ Burlington

  2. Village staff to alert swimmers about overuse of herbicide

    The Village will contact those who swam in the Gaunt Park pool from last Wednesday to its closing late Friday afternoon to alert them that herbicides had been applied inappropriately Wednesday morning to the grass around the pool.
    on June 16, 2013     Source: Yellow Springs News

  3. Herbicide spray violates school district policy

    Lawn-care contractors sprayed an herbicide on a walkway as children were leaving McDougle Elementary School, breaching school district policy.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: The Chapel Hill News

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  1. "Although the herbicide campaign may have been controversial, the record before us supports the conclusion that agent orange was used as a defoliant and not as a poison designed for or targeting human populations," Judge Roger Miner wrote for...
    on Feb 25, 2008 By: Roger Miner Source: Reuters

  2. "We are pleased to be working with Schillinger. This is one more step to expand the soybean genetic platform for Dow AgroSciences, and will expand the soybean platform for Dow AgroSciences to launch its Dow Herbicide Tolerance (DHT) trait," said...
    on Mar 3, 2009 By: St Jerome Source: SYS-CON Media

  3. "Keeping herbicide and pesticide levels as low as possible does make sense, although there is no clear evidence that these increase health risks at the levels consumed currently in the US," said Dr. Walter Willett, chairman of the department of...
    on Nov 29, 2008 By: Walter Willett Source: Los Angeles Times

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